Classical folks make a big deal out of singing and knowing how to play music. Is there more to it than just wanting us to be well rounded? Even for those who can’t carry a tune and only know pop songs, it is important to raise a generation to know and experience music that has stood the test of time over the centuries. The reasons why may surprise you.
Jarrod Richey has been teaching K4 through 12th grade general music and choir at Geneva Academy in Monroe, LA since 2008. He is the founder and director of the Delta Youth Chorale, a children’s community choir that promotes music literacy through singing, folk dance, and activities. Additionally, Mr. Richey has directed choir and taught voice and music appreciation classes at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He received his bachelor’s degree at Louisiana Tech University before completing his Masters of Music at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
He is an active choir clinician and also serves on the executive board of the Louisiana chapters of the Organization of American Kodály Educators and the American Choral Directors Association.
Jarrod and his lovely wife, Sarah, have six choristers in training.